Academics

The Kilachand curriculum invites students to formulate and discuss questions of scientific, social, ethical, and aesthetic significance and share their conclusions with a broad audience. Through a combination of seminars, lectures, break-out discussions, and experiential opportunities, students hone their creative and critical thinking skills and apply them to problems of contemporary relevance.

Kilachand coursework is augmented by an extensive series of enrichment experiences, including visits to cultural institutions, arts events, and discussions with leading scientists, artists, and professionals. In their last year, Kilachand students complete a substantial work of empirical or scholarly research, creativity, or invention by the close of their senior year and share the outcomes of their work in a celebratory Symposium.

All of these endeavors occur within a supportive living-learning community that offers students educational experiences similar to those of a small liberal arts college with the resources and intellectual depth of a major urban research university.

Kilachand students pursue majors and minors offered by the schools and colleges across Boston University. English, chemistry, and neuroscience majors from the College of Arts and Sciences find themselves working in teams with biomedical engineers from the College of Engineering, business majors from the Questrom School of Business, and painters from the College of Fine Arts.